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The Importance of Building a Healthier Community

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Hourigan Construction has supported many initiatives that enhance the economy and health of the Richmond Region. Some of our more recent projects include the Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center, University of Richmond Robins Stadium and the Greater Richmond Aquatic Partnership (GRAP).

Richmond 2015 UCI Road World Championships

Now, Hourigan has the opportunity to be a part of a global event, the World Road Cycling Championships taking place in Richmond in September 2015. The event is a great fit for the company as it strives to be a part of community events that support a healthier lifestyle. Hourigan is a Founding Corporate Partner and will be the Official Construction Partner for the event.

2014 USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals

The Richmond 2015 event kicked off in Richmond with the USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals as a test run for the World Championships. Hourigan constructed the starting ramp for the individual and team time trials. Additionally, several members of the Hourigan team who are avid cyclists volunteered at the event as course marshals.

Other community involvement

In addition to this partnership, Hourigan’s team is consistently involved with various events throughout Virginia. In June, a team of employees participated in the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s Annual Clean the Bay Day.

To help in educating the next generation, Hourigan has partnered with Virginia Tech to teach various classes in the Myers-Lawson School of Construction. Through this partnership, Hourigan has been able to give students real world experience by having them be directly involved with the Brock Environmental Center. The students have learned more about the Living Building Challenge, LEED Platinum requirements and virtual construction.

It’s important for firms to give back to their communities and help support healthier lifestyles. It not only gets your employees more involved, but it shows clients and prospects that your firm is making a positive impact in the community.

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